According to the complaint, John Reid began assaulting the 8-year-old victim in 2003. The assaults allegedly continued until 2011, when the victim was 16 years old.
The alleged victim is only being identified as a child that Reid knew.
Reid was arrested on April 8. He remains in Dauphin County Prison on $500,000 bail.
MUSKOGEE, Oklahoma — Muskogee police announced Wednesday that investigators are in search of anyone else who may have been victimized by a man and woman who were arrested on child sexual abuse charges last month.
|William Frankie Dugan (left) and Valerie Ojo:|
The two were arrested and charged March 25
with five counts of child sexual abuse each.
Court documents allege the abuse occurred between Jan. 17 and March 21, and that Dugan and Ojo performed sex acts on the children, as well as forced them to commit sex acts on each other while they photographed them.
Hard to See, Publicis Mexico
|Hard to See Grampa tucking child into bed|
The ads, which were designed by Publicis México, a Mexico City–based creative agency, focus on situations that children often find themselves in with close relatives. Instead of starring actual people, the videos shows camouflaged silhouettes of kids and adults, and there is no dialogue. Each clip starts out showing a seemingly innocuous setting—and then morphs into awful situations that might make your skin crawl.
The “Hard to See Uncle” clip is set in a bathroom, with a young child who is getting ready to bathe and an inappropriately helpful uncle.
The “Hard to See Grandpa” PSA is set in a little girl’s bedroom, where a grandfather inappropriately tucks in his granddaughter.
In the “Hard to See Mom” video, a mother and child are in a living room. It’s chilling to see the mom raise her finger, indicating that the kid should be quiet.
Each clip ends with the stat that in Mexico, 80 percent of child sexual abuse cases “are perpetrated by a close relative.” Here in the United States, the statistics are horrifyingly similar: A 2003 National Institute of Justice report found that three out of four adolescents who have been sexually abused were assaulted by someone they knew well.
Last fall, one such situation played out in the tabloids after Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson’s mom, June “Mama June” Shannon, allegedly resumed her relationship with her ex-boyfriend, convicted child molester Mark McDaniel. The couple’s alleged reunion led Shannon’s 20-year-old daughter, Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell—who was concerned over what it might mean for her younger siblings—to come forward and publicly share that McDaniel had sexually abused her when she was eight years old.
So while these PSAs are uncomfortable to watch, it’s nothing compared with what child sexual abuse victims such as Cardwell have been through. The videos go on to ask the public to “help us stop this.” Given that one in four girls and one in six boys in America will be a victim of sexual assault before age 18, perhaps these ads will help people open their eyes and see the abusive situations in their midst.
Sue Paterno, wife of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, is spearheading a new initiative to end child sexual abuse on college campuses.
“We really want to get a dialogue going,” she told the Collegian on Wednesday. “After everything we’ve been through, it makes me happy to see people want to talk about [child sex abuse].”
Paterno personally funded $220,000 to start Circles of Safety for Higher Education — a pilot program between Stop It Now! and Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education to train child abuse prevention training, according to a release from Circles of Safety.
Stop It Now! — a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating sexual abuse against children — and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education started collaborating on Circles of Safety, which is a “first-of-its kind,” and “multi-disciplinary team approach” to child sex abuse prevention, in 2012, according to the release.
So far, nearly 150 people from each of Pennsylvania’s 14 state-funded universities, which does not include Penn State, and leadership administrators from the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg have undergone training, according to the release.
“We are happy to see other institutions adopting programs related to educating and training on this issue,” Penn State spokeswoman Lisa Powers said via email. “The incorporation of such programs can only make our communities safer and stronger.”
The two-day training program involves system leadership and 14 individual leadership teams consisting of faculty, students, summer camp directors and representatives from several on-campus departments including student affairs and residence life, according to the release.
It is designed to prepare “prevention squads,” which would lead abuse prevention and awareness efforts on-campus, according to the release.
Anne Ard, executive director for the Centre County Women’s Resource Center, said recognizing signs of abuse is integral when working on a college campus.
“What’s really critical is having every adult understand the dynamics of it, and what to do if they suspect a child is being abused,” Ard said. “Everyone who works with kids, who cares about kids or who knows a kid, needs to be aware of that.”